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In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source

In late March, a project in eastern North Carolina revealed the potential to turn every hog farm in the state into a source of renewable natural gas, or what's known as swine biogas.<p>Biogas typically refers to methane created by the breakdown of organic matter. It can be made from food scraps, …

Natural Gas

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric rail has been embedded in a public road near Stockholm, but the government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map for future …

Electric Vehicles

Iceland to be first UK supermarket to cut palm oil from own-brand products

Iceland is to become the first major UK supermarket to pledge to remove palm oil from all its own-brand foods, in a bid to halt the ongoing destruction of tropical rainforests in south-east Asia.<p>The frozen food specialist will reveal on Tuesday that the controversial ingredient has already been …

Sustainability

Oregon governor signs net neutrality bill into law

It's getting increasingly difficult for internet providers to take advantage of the FCC's looming net neutrality repeal. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed the state's recently passed net neutrality bill (HB 4155) into law, forcing ISPs to honor net neutrality if they want to secure government …

Net Neutrality

Los Angeles is painting some of its streets white and the reasons why are pretty cool

In the race to combat climate change, the city of Los Angeles is employing a surprising new tactic -- covering its streets in a grayish-white coating …

Los Angeles

Apple facilities now use 100 percent clean energy

Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company's facilities around the world are …

Renewable Energy

How To Make Money From Mediocre Photos

There was a time in history when you could make a comfortable living from even average photography. I’m not talking about the masterpieces or the</i> …

InterAct

Want to Speed Up Your Users' Internet? Look at Your DNS Server

The Domain Name System (DNS) is crucial to how your users experience the internet. Each time users need to reach a website, their PC needs to translate whatever they type in an address bar into an IP address. Problem is, most people can't remember IP addresses so they'd rather type in the name of a …

Information Security

This plant-covered house in Indonesia has a "second skin" that helps keep the interior cool

Nestled in a densely populated residential area of West Jakarta, Indonesia, the Pedongkelan-YN house provides a quiet tropical oasis in the midst of …

Architecture

Want to build a tiny house? Here's where you can find floor plans

The tiny house movement means a lot of different things to different people. Besides the idea of living a happier life with less stuff, less debt and …

Video Tutorials

7 Search Engine Optimization Tools Every Content Publisher Should Know

Publishing content at scale is a painstaking task, even when it’s a labor of love. Continue reading...

Google AdWords

Orbit's Faucet Timer makes a simple garden hose pretty smart

<b>The Good</b> The Orbit B-hyve Faucet Timer is easy to install and easy to use. It works with Amazon's Alexa and monitors the local weather to help you set a watering schedule. Most importantly, it makes smart watering more accessible than its competition by working with a basic hose and faucet</b> …

Smart Homes

The hot poop on the Cinderella incinerating toilet

<b>Got some clean electricity? Then you can cremate your crap.</b><p>Years ago when we first got a cabin in the woods, we had an Incinolet incinerating toilet. …

Composting

Review: Loupedeck cut my Lightroom editing time nearly in half

When people hire a photographer, they usually don’t realize how much work goes into the editing process. If I spend eight hours shooting a wedding, it will often take me <i>eighty</i> hours to edit the photos.<p>Loupedeck, a hardware device that assigns physical controls to almost all of Lightroom’s editing …

Tutorials

This ultra-light diving system makes scuba accessible to anyone — here's how it works

This lightweight scuba diving system lets you dive without the use of heavy tanks. The Nomad, which is developed by blU3, lets you explore shallow waters without the need to keep rising for air.<p>The device works by floating on the surface of the water. A compressor takes fresh air and delivers it to …

Scuba Diving

Even After 22 Trillion Digits, We’re Still No Closer To The End Of Pi

Depending on your philosophical views on time and calendars and so on, today is something like the 4.5 billionth Pi Day that Earth has witnessed. But …

Awesome Animated Mockups for Your Next Killer Presentation

There are so many things to love about being a designer in this day and age. The community is connected and quite strong. There are plenty of great …

Mockups

This 'acoustic lighthouse' could keep birds from killing themselves on wind turbines

Clean energy doesn't have to be deadly.<p>Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently falsely claimed that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds each year. In actuality, wind turbines kill a little more than 350,000 birds annually — which is far fewer than cars, house cats, or plate-glass windows put to …

Larry Page's autonomous air taxi 'Cora' flies in New Zealand

Reports surfaced in 2016 that Google co-founder (and now Alphabet CEO) Larry Page had two "flying car" projects in the works, and while we saw the Flyer recreational vehicle unveiled last year, today it's time to meet Cora. An "air taxi" developed by Page's Kitty Hawk company, the electric aircraft …

A father and son are growing fruit and vegetables 8 metres below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea — here's why

This is Nemo's Garden, it's an underwater farm created by the Ocean Reef Group.<p>The project was started as an experiment as the owner's crops were suffering in cold weather. Nemo's Garden utilises the near constant temperature of the sea to make growing plants easier.<p>The garden was first set up in …

Weather

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

You can now 3D-print a house in under a day

Austin, Texas<p>In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass.<p>At South By Southwest today, New Story, a Y Combinator-backed charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations, and Icon, a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas, …

This House Can Be 3D-Printed For $4,000

New Story, a company that builds housing in the developing world, has a new invention: a massive 3D printer that will soon be able to extrude an entire four-room house in less than a day.<p>In rural El Salvador, a family living on $1.90 a day might live in a makeshift house with dirt floors, thin …

3D Printing

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

This New Hybrid Solar Cell Can Harvest Electricity From Actual Raindrops

Whaaaaaat.<p>As advanced and efficient as our solar panels are becoming, they're still pretty much useless when rain clouds arrive overhead. That could …

This terrifying robot wolf is protecting the crops of Japanese farmers

For the last eight months, farms near Kisarazu City in Japan have been home to a horrifying robot wolf. But don’t worry, it wasn’t created to …

Burger-flipping robot takes four-day break immediately after landing new job

Robots, they’re just like us<p>Good news if you’re worried about a robot taking your job: it turns out even mechanical laborers need a break.<p>Only a single shift into its career at the CaliBurger restaurant in Pasadena, California, this week, Flippy the robot burger-flipper is going on hiatus, reports</i> …

Robotics

This New "Super Wood" Is as Strong as Steel

Wood is great. It looks nice as a building material. It grows right out of the ground. But compared to things like concrete, marble, and steel, it's …

Woodworking

Robotic Carpenters Use Power Tools to Build Furniture - Technabob

You can add carpenters to the list of occupations that robots are going after now. A team of carpenter hating researchers from MIT‘s Computer Science …

Retail Apocalypse: 23 big retailers closing stores

Some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores in recent months amid sagging sales in the troubled sector.<p>The rise of ecommerce outlets like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has made it harder for traditional retailers to attract customers to their stores and forced companies to …